Our 12 year old tabby is very sick. On Sunday, when petting her, I noticed that she seemed like she’d lost weight (she’s very small to begin with). On Monday she didn’t seem to be eating much, on Tuesday she was breathing heavily and sleeping in odd places. Today she was walking funny, we took her to our vet who gave her an X-ray and told us that she has fluid around her lungs and diagnosed her with lymphoma. She gave her a shot of steroids and said that if, within 24 hours, there was an improvement, then the cancer may be treatable with steroids. The vet told us that she had a 50/50 chance. After coming home and doing some research, I don’t think this is true. I don’t want my kitty to suffer and wondering if I should seek a second opinion.
She is 7 years old. Was taken to the vet because she has bad teeth, she has had bad breath and teeth her entire life. She has no syptoms of Scc; no drooling or blood in drool, no weight loss, eating normally. When the vet sedated her she noticed a large lump on her lower outside jaw. There was a bad tooth immediately above the lump which the vet extracted. Since extraction her breath isn’t even bad which was the only symptom she had of SCC. Vet told us that we will probably be back to euthanize within a month.